There are soo many Tuya devices out there and with Action store selling a lot of cheap but cool devices, you wish to add them all to your Homey!
Some devices are harder to add because Homey only supports them using the device IP address and a special key. I personally do not prefer using this because a new router, new IP lease or anything similair results in broken devices and flows.
My solution is to use ‘Tap-to-run’ action build inside the Tuya app:
Open your Tuya app
Add the devices
Create a tap-to-run with the action that you wish; turn a group of sirens on and off, pull up your roller blinds to 80% etcetera.
Install the Tuya Cloud app on Homey
Login with your Tuya credentials
In a flow, you can add a ‘Then’ card that triggers Tuya to run your device.
I have been using this for about 18 months now and never had failures. My roller blinds have multiple scenes/tap-to-runs (closed, 80%, 60%, 20% and open) and I created two scenes for my three Tuya wifi based sirens turning them all on or off, which I embedded in my alarm system.
The reason two Tuya apps exist is because some people prefer not to have their home controlled through Chinese cloud servers. Granted, the cloud app is easier to use and set up, but there’s an additional risk involved with it. That’s why some prefer to use the “harder” method.